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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vale unique new coal transfer method

Saturday, 21 Jan 2012

It is reported that Brazilian mining giant Vale, through its subsidiary Vale Mozambique has started with the process of transferring coal from small boats to ships out at sea a first for the company and a solution for loading large ships at the port of Beira.

Vale Mozambican subsidiary also said that the Green Phoenix the fifth ship to export the company coal and left the port recently carrying 37,600t of coal headed for the port of New Mangalore in India.

With this shipment, Vale has so far shipped 174,000 tonnes of coal mined at the Moatize mine through the port of Beira since it launched its operations in 2011.

The statement said the transfer operation made it possible not only to completely load some ships that cannot be entirely filled at the dock, but also makes it possible to load bigger Panamax and Capesize ships, which are unable to moor at the port of Beira because the access channel and berths are too shallow .

By the end of December Vale Mozambique had mined 620,000 tonnes of coal and exported 140,000 tonnes which were transported to the port of Beira along the Sena railroad.


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